Panko, playing for Unicaja Málaga, in 2013.
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
November 29, 1977|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|College||Lebanon Valley (1995–1999)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Undrafted|
|1999–2001||New Mexico Slam|
|2003||Gigantes de Carolina|
|2004–2005||Caja San Fernando|
|2007–2012||San Sebastián Gipuzkoa|
|2015||Vaqueros de Bayamón|
|2016||Vaqueros de Bayamón|
|2017||Guaros de Lara|
|Career highlights and awards|
Andrew John Panko III (born November 29, 1977) is an American professional basketball player for Fuerza Regia of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP). He is a 6'9" (2.06 m) tall small forward-power forward.
Panko began his professional career in 1999 with the New Mexico Slam of the International Basketball League. He made his NBA debut with the Atlanta Hawks in 2001. He was named the Spanish ACB League MVP in 2012, while playing with San Sebastián Gipuzkoa.
In July 2012, he signed with the Greek Basket League / EuroLeague club Panathinaikos. In December 2012, he was traded to Unicaja Malaga for James Gist. At the end of the season he left Unicaja.
On August 14, 2013, Panko signed with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada for the 2013–14 season. On July 29, 2014, he agreed with Fuenlabrada to play one more season. On May 30, 2015, he signed with Vaqueros de Bayamón of Puerto Rico for the rest of the 2015 BSN season.
On September 12, 2016, Panko signed with Mexican club Fuerza Regia. He helped his team to win the 2016–17 LNBP championship. On April 4, 2017, he signed with Guaros de Lara of Venezuela for the rest of the 2017 LPB season. On July 27, 2017, he re-signed with Fuerza Regia for one more season.
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Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Awards and accomplishments
- 3× NABC First-Team All-American: (1997, 1998, 1999)
- 3× MAC Most Valuable Player: (1997, 1998, 1999)
- 2× Division III National Player of the Year: (1998, 1999)
- D3hoops.com All-Decade First Team: (2008)
- D3hoops.com Player of the Decade: (2008)
- Lebanon Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame: (2009)
- CBA Champion: Dakota Wizards: (2002)
- CBA: All-League Team: (2003)
- CBA MVP: (2003)
- Spanish Second Division: MVP: (2008)
- 3× Spanish ACB League Top Scorer: (2012, 2014, 2015)
- All-Spanish League Team: (2012)
- Spanish ACB League MVP: (2012)
- Eurobasket.com Andy Panko basketball profile.
- ACB.com Andy Panko, MVP Orange 2011-12 (in Spanish).
- Greens sign veteran big man Panko
- Malaga trade James Gist to Panathinaikos for Andy Panko
- Unicaja Malaga part ways with Andy Panko and Marcus Williams
- "Fuenlabrada signs Andy Panko". Sportando.net. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- Andy Panko returns to Fuenlabrada
- Andy Panko signs with Vaqueros de Bayamon
- Andy Panko reportedly signing with SLUC Nancy
- Cambios de refuerzos a granel para inicio de playoffs del BSN (in Spanish)
- Andy Panko inks with Fuerza Regia Monterrey
- Fuerza Regia celebrate LNBP title
- Andy Panko signs with Guaros de Lara
- Andy Panko extended one more season in Monterrey Mexico!